Option sets allow you to attach choices that your customer can choose from to each product. Two types of options exist; basic options which you are allowed to have 5 per product AND they can track individual quantities as well as use option item images; OR you can have unlimited advanced options which offer more flexible choices such as text input boxes, check boxes, file uploads, and much more.
Video Guide – Creating a Product Option Set
Looking to add options and variants to your products? Just look at our basic and advanced option sets which control everything from combo box dropdowns, text areas, check boxes, file uploads, and many many more!
Before you can add options to a product, you must first create the option set and individual choices in that option set. This can be done directly from the product using our slide out editor “Quick Option Creator” or by using our full option manager (accessible on the left menu).
NOTE: Clicking the ‘Create New Option Set’ button will open a slide-out panel based on if you have selected advanced options or not. For additional full option editing features, use the ‘Full Option Manager’ link to access the full available pricing and option adjustments we offer.
First create the option set. The first step is to decide what type of option. Do you want a combo box or swatches? Swatches are icons a user can click and a combo box is a select box the customer can choose one option from.
Once you do this you can enter option items one at a time. The best example of what you are building is first saying I want to give my product multiple sizes. Second you tell the EasyCart what sizes you are selling. Option sets can be re-used if you have similar products.
Option Set Examples: (Combo boxes, Swatches, Text Boxes, Check Boxes, File Uploads… and others) A good example would be shirt sizes or shirt colors.
Option Set Items Examples: Individual items inside your Option Set such as Small, Medium, Large, or Blue, Red, Green.
Now you can create your option items. Click create and add another to create lots of option items, create and close to be done, or just click the X in the top right to end the process without creating another option item.
(Combo Boxes or Image Swatches ONLY)
To attach basic options, simply be sure that the ‘Use Advanced Options’ is unchecked. You will have 5 available slots to add basic options to a product.
(Combos, Swatches, Textboxes, Text Areas, Check Boxes, Radio Groups, File uploads, Dimensional, Numeric, and others!)
To attach advanced options, simply be sure that the ‘Use Advanced Options’ is checked. You will be able to add unlimited options to a product with advanced options. They will appear on the product in the order you attach them here.
Note: Advanced options are usually the best choice to use, unless you need to track individual option quantities, then you must use basic options.
Advanced Conditional Logic
Advanced conditional logic is available in our Professional/Premium editions and gives you the ability to enable this logic on a variety of option sets. Perhaps you want one set of options to appear and drive one set of options, this is all possible with our advanced option logic. Just enable your option logic, choose your options to show or hide a field based on certain conditions from a previous option set.